Winter Tour to Kizhi

Winter Tour to Kizhi

Approx. 6 hours

Destinations: Karelia Tours Kizhi Tours

Direct trip from Petrozavodsk

  • Visit the iconic Kizhi Island
  • Go by a hovercraft, a vehicle designed to move on ice
  • Entrance to Kizhi Museum
  • Available from late January till early April

Day 1

Meals Tea
09:00 - Pick-up at hotel or train station in Petrozavodsk by our English-speaking representative.
Transfer to the pier in Petrozavodsk. Board the hovercraft.

10:00 – Departure for the island of Kizhi. The route goes on the ice of Lake Onego. Travel time is about 90 minutes one way, depending on weather conditions.
Arrive at Kizhi Island.
Visit the grounds of the open-air museum of wooden architecture of Kizhi. See historical churches, chapels and houses. The renovation of the exterior of the Transfiguration Church was completed last summer.
Tea with pastries and pies.
Leave back for Petrozavodsk.

Return to Petrozavodsk at about 15:00.

During this tour you will visit the following sites.




The island of Kizhi in Lake Onego is famous for the biggest world ensemble of wooden architecture - Kizhi Museum. It is enlisted in UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Adult - 7000 Rubles per person
Child 3-16 - 6300 Rubles per person
Free of charge for children up to 3 on the laps.

Group departures on Saturday and Sunday from 25 January till 12 April.
Private tours may be possible on weekdays.

09:00 at the train station in Petrozavodsk or according to the agreement.

We recommend booking as soon as possible to guarantee availability. You may send us a request and specify your preferred date and the number of adults and children. After we receive your request, we will contact you with the information about availability and payment.

Additional info
Please, be properly dressed for staying several hours in the cold. Winter temperature at Kizhi can be as low as -30 Centigrade. We recommend multi-layer underwear, good quality insulated boots with warm socks, winter coat, parka or jacket, insulated pants, hat, gloves or mittens.


1. Pick up in Petrozavodsk.
2. Transfer to the pier.
3. Hovercraft transfer Petrozavodsk - Kizhi – Petrozavodsk.
4. Entrance to the Museum.
5. English-speaking guide at Kizhi or audio guide if the number of English language speakers in the group is fewer than 4 persons.
6. Tea with pastries and pies.

Thank you so much, Konstantin, for arranging our trip to Кижи - especially at such short notice. We had a wonderful time. It is the highlight of our trip. Alex was a great tour guide. He knows such a lot and his English is amazing. We learnt a lot from him. We have had a great time in Petrozavodsk - thanks to you!! Regards

Louise and Alan, Australia. 11 March 2017

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